The Reader Salute – Previously Loved Treasures Book Review by Jan

the reader saluteI love connecting with new readers and although the Blogger Salute is for book bloggers I do get a reader book review that I feel need a special ‘thank you’. ┬áJan is part of the LibraryThing community and picked up Previously Loved Treasures. She was kind enough to share her review:

After her husband’s death Ida wanted to find her estranged son. Hiring a private detective to search for Jim proved to be very expensive and in order to pay for the search she decided to rent rooms in her house.
The detective was unable to find her son but found the granddaughter Ida didn’t know existed.
Soon Ida and Caroline were united and along with the roomers formed an unusual family.

Previously Loved Treasures was a unique second hand store. The owner always seemed to know exactly what you needed, even if you didn’t. Peter Pennington seemed to know when you were coming, why you were coming and exactly what you could pay.

The author had me in the palm of her hand from the first paragraph until the ending. The people were real people with real life issues. Parts of the story made me laugh, others made me cry and others made me angry. The ending gave me goosebumps.

A good book gives you a pleasant way to spend a few hours. It may entertain you. A great book makes you think, makes you feel. This was most assuredly a great book.

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About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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